WikiLeaks Kicked Off Amazon Server

December 1, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

WikiLeaks has gone back to Sweden, AP reports. Inc. forced WikiLeaks to stop using the U.S. company’s computers to distribute embarrassing State Department communications and other documents, WikiLeaks said Wednesday.

The ouster came after congressional staff had questioned Amazon about its relationship with WikiLeaks, said Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut.

WikiLeaks confirmed it hours after The Associated Press reported that Amazon’s servers had stopped hosting WikiLeaks’ site. The site was unavailable for several hours before it moved back to its previous Swedish host, Bahnhof.

It left Bahnhof because it was unable to sustain uptime during the massive traffic surge that followed the most recent document dump.  But one can hardly blame Amazon for not wanting to put up with the fallout.

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